Hitting the road

Trip Start Mar 02, 2011
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Trip End Oct 14, 2011


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Sunday, March 13, 2011




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I planned on leaving on March 11th, two days ago, but there were a lot of things that I needed to take care of before I could go.  I was finally ready today.  I got in the car around 1:00 pm and headed for my first stop, Pigeon Forge, TN.

I checked hotel rates on my new smart phone.  I found one with what seemed like a really good rate.  I didn't think I'd do much better after I got there so I went ahead and booked a hotel online with my phone, a first for me.  It was only $30 a night, including breakfast.  How bad could that be?  Well, after I got to town I found that many of the hotels, unlike hotels in most places, have their rates displayed on their signs so comparison shopping is very easy.  I also found that $30 isn't really a cheap hotel in Pigeon Forge these days.  I could have gotten a room for under $20 a night, with breakfast.  It looks like the state of the economy is impacting their business.

The drive was uneventful.  I didn't realize there was something I forgot to pack, I didn't panic over something I forgot to do.  I got off to a good start.
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